Special feature highlights trends in HPV-associated cancers and HPV vaccination coverage levels
January 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2009 shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for all of the most common cancer sites, including lung, colon and rectum, female breast, and prostate.
Policy Aims to Support a Sustainable Supply of Medically Acceptable Generic Darunavir in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Least Developed Countries (LDC)
November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced their intention not to enforce the patents they own and control on the antiretroviral (ARV) drug darunavir provided the darunavir product is medically acceptable and is used only in resource-limited settings. This announcement is intended to assure generic manufacturers that they may manufacture high quality darunavir product used in SSA and the LDCs without a concern that Janssen will accuse these activities of infringing its darunavir patents.
Ranking makes it evident that improving access to medicine and availability of care is an integral part of Novo Nordisk's way of doing business.
Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, Novo Nordisk moves up two places to number 6 in the 2012 Access to Medicine Index. According to the Access to Medicine Foundation, a Netherlands-based non-profit organisation, Novo Nordisk’s improved score is a reflection of its access-oriented approach to public policy, patents and philanthropy as well as the company’s equitable pricing initiatives for its diabetes medicines.
Copays waived at selected stores in hard hit neighborhoods for those who cannot pay Mobile pharmacy open in Rockaway Beach
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, CVS/pharmacy is waiving prescription copayments, deductibles and other financial liability related to prescription medications for patients who cannot pay at selected stores in the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City and surrounding communities. This copay waiver program, which began on Monday
One cool thing about working at UPS is the chance to learn about the many different types of companies we serve, and how their supply chains factor into their success. Healthcare companies are some of the most interesting: they make products that patients’ lives may literally depend on, and their supply chain needs can be quite specialized and complex. It can be pretty radical stuff!
Novo Nordisk and the Malaysian Ministry of Health are taking steps to prevent diabetes with a partnership encouraging young couples to adopt healthier habits - before they begin having children.
November 14, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, Novo Nordisk entered into a public private partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Health to prevent diabetes through a health promotion programme targeting young couples. The Jom Mama programme builds on research showing that women entering pregnancy overweight or obese increases the risk of developing non-communicable diseases, including type 2 diabetes, in both mother and child in later years of life.
Back in April, Walgreens donated more than 375,000 doses of flu vaccine to the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), when their flu season was just getting ready to begin. They wanted to make a difference in thousands of lives by bringing good health to a population in need. Walgreen’s faced an enormous logistical challenge to safely transport the vaccines from Louisville, Kentucky, to Southeast Asia.